TEST QUESTION: Insulin


CORRECT ANSWER: C) Regular insulin


EXPLAINATION FOR ANSWER: 

Regular insulin usually peaks at 2-5 hrs (some source 2-4 hrs). Onset is 30 min-1hr.
Peak action means when the insulin will have its has its “best” effect on the blood glucose.


NCLEX TIPS:

  • Know onset & peak times of different insulins

  • Know symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia

  • Know symptoms of DKA

  • Know best site for insulin administration

  • Know diagnostic tests for diabetes

  • Know priority nursing diagnoses for diabetic patients

  • Know key teaching points for patients newly diagnosed with diabetes

  • Know information that indicates a patient has a good understanding about diabetes,.

  • Know side effects of medication for diabetes



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REFERENCE

  1. Types of Insulin for Diabetes Treatment https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes-types-insulin#1

 

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